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Post by boswellbaxter » Sat January 21st, 2012, 3:20 am

Or if you look on the icons above your message space when you're typing a reply, there's a little button with the word "spoiler" on it on the far right. Hit it and you'll see SPOILER/SPOILER(in brackets). Just put the text you want to hide in between the text in brackets.
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Post by Vanessa » Sun January 22nd, 2012, 11:03 am

From discount bookshops in York yesterday:

Bury Your Dead by Louise Penny (which I now I realise is part of a series!)
A Hidden Affair by Pam Jenoff
Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald
The Rise of the Iron Moon by Stephen Hunt (Bk3 in the Court of the Air series, so a good find for me)
Tongues of Serpents by Naomi Novik (Bk6 in the Temeraire series - another good find)
The Vault of Bones by Pip Vaughan-Hughes (another good find as I have the first one on Mt TBR)

I also bought 4 vampire-themed books for my daughter:

Ghost Town & Last Breath by Rachel Caine (Morganville Vampires)- I bought a six book set of them for her at Christmas and she is already on Bk5 so I think we can safely say she enjoys them!
City of Bones & City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare (Mortal Instruments series)
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Post by Madeleine » Mon January 23rd, 2012, 8:21 pm

Just ordered from playtrade:

Meeting Point by Roisin McAuley
Turning the Tide by Christina Stovell

both modern novels.
Currently reading: "Fear on the Phantom Special" by Edward Marston.

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Post by Madeleine » Fri January 27th, 2012, 8:27 pm

Just ordered:

Out of the Deep I Cry by Julia Spencer-Fleming
Murder at Mansfield Park by Lynn Shepherd
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Post by boswellbaxter » Fri January 27th, 2012, 10:05 pm

I got W. Mark Ormrod's new biography of Edward III in the mail today.
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Post by Madeleine » Sun January 29th, 2012, 1:53 pm

Gillespie and I by Jane Harris bought yesterday, and today I got "A Grave in the Cotswolds" by Rebecca Tope, a modern crime.
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Post by Brenna » Sun January 29th, 2012, 7:50 pm

[quote=""boswellbaxter""]I got W. Mark Ormrod's new biography of Edward III in the mail today.[/quote]

Let me know what you think! I read Packe's version and thought it was just ok.
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Post by TiciaRoma » Mon January 30th, 2012, 1:45 am

I just ordered a copy of Red Adam's Lady, by Grace Ingram.

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Post by Misfit » Mon January 30th, 2012, 2:28 am

[quote=""TiciaRoma""]I just ordered a copy of Red Adam's Lady, by Grace Ingram.[/quote]

You are brave, or did you find a reasonably priced copy? I got mine from the library.
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Post by TiciaRoma » Mon January 30th, 2012, 6:36 am

[quote=""Misfit""]You are brave, or did you find a reasonably priced copy? I got mine from the library.[/quote]

Um, I used a Xmas gift card from Amazon--under $20 though. I balances out the great kindle deals you keep us aware of. 😜

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